ConBee

Installation

The deCONZ application is a tool to configure, control and monitor Zigbee networks with the ConBee.

The following sections describe the installation steps of deCONZ for various platforms.

ConBee / deCONZ / Phoscon App
ConBee / deCONZ / Phoscon App

Connection

To ensure a strong radio signal, the use of a USB extension cable is recommended.

ConBee USB cable
ConBee USB cable
  • Prevents interference with housing and peripherals
  • Provides maximum signal range and reliability

Raspbian

Supported Raspberry Pi models and distributions

Note

The following steps describe the manual installation of deCONZ. Alternatively a preinstalled SD-card image can be used.

Installation

  1. Set user USB access rights

     sudo gpasswd -a $USER dialout

    Note: Changes to access rights only become active after logging out and in or after a restart.

  2. Import Phoscon public key

     wget -O - http://phoscon.de/apt/deconz.pub.key | \
               sudo apt-key add -
  3. Configure the APT repository for deCONZ

    Stable

    sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://phoscon.de/apt/deconz \
                $(lsb_release -cs) main' > \
                /etc/apt/sources.list.d/deconz.list"

    Beta (alternative)

    sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://phoscon.de/apt/deconz \
                $(lsb_release -cs)-beta main' > \
                /etc/apt/sources.list.d/deconz.list"
  4. Update APT package list

     sudo apt update
  5. Install deCONZ

     sudo apt install deconz

After the installation deCONZ can be started via the application menu.

Menu > Programming > deCONZ

deCONZ Raspbian
deCONZ Raspbian
Now the first Zigbee devices can be paired via the Phoscon App. Further information can be found in the Phoscon App documentation.

Ubuntu

Supported Ubuntu versions

Installation

  1. Set user USB access rights

     sudo gpasswd -a $USER dialout

    Note: Changes to access rights only become active after logging out and in or after a restart.

  2. Import Phoscon public key

     wget -O - http://phoscon.de/apt/deconz.pub.key | \
               sudo apt-key add -
  3. Configure the APT repository for deCONZ

    Stable

    sudo sh -c "echo 'deb [arch=amd64] http://phoscon.de/apt/deconz \
                $(lsb_release -cs) main' > \
                /etc/apt/sources.list.d/deconz.list"

    Beta (alternative)

    sudo sh -c "echo 'deb [arch=amd64] http://phoscon.de/apt/deconz \
                $(lsb_release -cs)-beta main' > \
                /etc/apt/sources.list.d/deconz.list"
  1. Update APT package list

     sudo apt update
  2. Install deCONZ

     sudo apt install deconz

After the installation deCONZ can be started via the application menu.

deCONZ Ubuntu
deCONZ Ubuntu

Now the first Zigbee devices can be paired via the Phoscon App. Further information can be found in the Phoscon App documentation.

Docker

Supported host systems

To run deCONZ in a Docker container, we recommend the Docker image marthoc/deconz, which is maintained by the community. This image supports on amd64, arm64 and armhf platforms.

https://hub.docker.com/r/marthoc/deconz

Installation

The following steps describe how to start the deCONZ container on a Linux host system.

  1. Set user USB access rights

     sudo gpasswd -a $USER dialout

    Note: Changes to access rights only become active after logging out and in or after a restart.

  2. Create directory for persistent configuration

     mkdir -p ~/.local/share/dresden-elektronik/deCONZ
  3. Start deCONZ Docker container

     docker run -d \
       --name=deconz \
       --net=host \
       --restart=always \
       -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
       -v ~/.local/share/dresden-elektronik/deCONZ:/root/.local/share/dresden-elektronik/deCONZ \
       --device=/dev/ttyUSB0 \
       marthoc/deconz

With this configuration deCONZ runs in a Docker container on port 80.

Now the first Zigbee devices can be paired via the Phoscon App. Further information can be found in the Phoscon App documentation.

A description of all available parameters as well as the use of Docker-Compose and VNC to access the deCONZ GUI can be found in the Container Documentation.

Windows 10 installation

  1. Download deCONZ software

    https://www.dresden-elektronik.de/deconz/win/

  2. Install USB driver

The drivers are installed automatically after connecting the ConBee. If necessary, the drivers are downloaded from the Internet.

Windows 7 installation

  1. Download deCONZ software

    https://www.dresden-elektronik.de/deconz/win/

  2. Install USB driver

The drivers are installed automatically after connecting the ConBee. If necessary, the drivers are downloaded from the Internet.